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1st July 2015 – Mamallapuram, India The memories will remain etched for ever Of a year that went by in poetry and pics. But its not the places that will spring to mind. Its only – and always – the people who will stick. I thought this day would never come, but it’s day 365 today!   Its been 35 countries (and Kosovo), spread across 3 different continents. With 21 international flights, 23 international border crossings by land and couchsurfing in 20 countries. Riding a motorbike through 12000 km of the indian subcontinent, including the cold Himalayan roads of Nepal and […]

Project 365: Day 365 – That’s all, ladies and gentlemen!

Amusement park in Pristina, Kosovo
15th May 2015 – Pristina, Kosovo Who’s right? And who stands wrong? It depends on which window you are peering from. I have no intention to hurt anybody, nor any nation. But happiness is the goal. It should be our total sum. After I wrote the last 2 days about Kosovo, I got some messages from a couple of Serbian friends. They were offended that I was calling this a country, since Serbia still doesn’t recognise Kosovo as a separate country. And how could I, when even India doesn’t officially recognise Kosovo? I dont blame them. Kosovo has been a stage of […]

Project 365: Day 318 – For a brighter future. For Kosovo.

Bill Clinton statue in Pristina, Kosovo
14th May 2015 – Pristina, Kosovo I went to see Nene Tereza, but ended up With an overdose of good old American ways. On one end of the cathedral, lay George Bush, And the other, Bill Clinton. Heaps of praise. I took a walk through the length and breadth of Pristina today. And it reminded me so much of Tirana. Albanian can be heard everywhere, and there is no mistaking the vibe of the city. Cafes sprung up in every nook and corner, serving some of the best Makiatos in the Balkans. It was an islamic country alright, but the hue of islam here is not […]

Project 365: Day 317 – Kosovo and the American connection

Newborn monument in Pristina, Kosovo.
13th May 2015 – Pristina, Kosovo In a newborn country, I find myself today. So new, that youth oozes from its every pore. And a monument to herald it, stands proud. Carrying with it a story. The stuff of lore. I left Belgrade today morning for a new destination. I was about to type country, but then I am unsure about representing it. (Note: Calling Kosovo a country is only to make documentation easier on my blog. I am not endorsing the right of Kosovo as an independent nation, and neither am I against it. I do not take any sides. I […]

Project 365: Day 316 – In a newborn country

singapore eunos metro station 13
This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning